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March 30th, 2023

Experience level

Experience level

Filter jobs by experience level

You can now filter your job search based on your level of experience. We have defined our experience levels as follows:
  1. Entry-Level: These roles typically require little or no prior experience and are for individuals starting their careers.
  2. Mid-Level: These roles are for professionals with a moderate amount of experience in their field. They can handle more complex tasks and projects and may have some decision-making authority.
  3. Senior: Senior roles are for experienced professionals who are skilled in their field and capable of handling complex tasks and projects. They often have decision-making authority and may be responsible for leading and mentoring junior team members.
  4. Manager: Managers oversee a team or department and are responsible for setting goals, developing strategies, and ensuring their team's performance meets expectations. They typically have significant experience in their field and strong leadership skills.
  5. Director: Directors are responsible for overseeing multiple departments or larger business units. They set the strategic direction for their area of responsibility and make high-level decisions, often reporting to the top-level executives.
  6. Executive: Executives (such as CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, etc.) hold the highest level of seniority within an organization. They are responsible for setting the company's strategic direction, making major decisions, and managing overall performance.

Experience level on your profile

To help companies find the right candidates for their open roles, we've also added a seniority field to your profile. Make sure to update your profile to showcase your experience level and increase your chances of being discovered by potential employers.

Other fixes and improvements

We've made searching for remote jobs even easier by combining country residency and timezone into a single search filter. Now you can quickly and easily find jobs that match your preferred working hours and location.
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March 17th, 2023

Saved jobs + rewards

Saved jobs + rewards

Save jobs and apply later

You can now save jobs as you search for them and apply when you’re ready. We hope this streamlines your job search and helps you stay organized.

Himalayas rewards

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Safety Wing and Untitled UI to bring great discounts to the Himalayas community. If you’d like to offer our community a special offer, please reach out.
Members who have signed up and completed their profile can now access 40% off Remote Health from Safety Wing and 25% off Untitled UI.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added four day work week badge to search cards
  • Removed apply now on hover from job search
  • Assorted style improvements like our new avatar borders
  • Fixed major caching bug that was preventing signups and was under-recording job views and clicks
February 28th, 2023

Job status tracking

Job status tracking

Automatically keep track of the jobs you’ve seen and applied for

If you’re logged in to your Himalayas account, we now automatically keep track of the jobs you’ve seen or applied to, so you don’t have to worry about tracking it.
This feature is particularly useful for those of you who are actively job searching and applying to multiple positions at once. With this feature, you can save time and avoid accidentally applying to the same job twice.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added sticky nav across the site
  • Significantly improved matching algorithm for weekly newsletter and matches
  • Reduced deploy time by 95%
  • Added Cloudflare caching to improve static pages for logged-out users.
  • Resolved issue causing progress card to not reflect removal of experience
  • Fixed empty states not showing up in some situations
  • Scrolling on the mobile nav no longer scrolls background
  • Addressed issue with nav bleeding into slideover
  • Fixed onboarding issue that was causing some users to get stuck
  • Fixed problem with iframes not showing up in rich text editor
Job matching

Discover your best matches

At Himalayas, we’re constantly working to improve the remote job search experience for you. That’s why we’re excited to release our job matching feature.
Matching leverages the information in your Himalayas profile to understand your skills, preferences, and experience, and shows you top remote opportunities that match your profile.
We hope this feature simplifies your job search process by making it easier to find and apply for your dream remote job. To get started, sign up to Himalayas, complete your profile, and check out your matches.
January 26th, 2023

Support for continents and regions

Support for continents and regions

Support for continents and regions

One of the most common pieces of feedback we’ve received from employers is that they are often open to hiring across regions (or continents) but it’s quite time-consuming to include all the countries they’re open to hiring employees in.
In this release, we’re excited to announce that employers can now specify continents and regions when posting jobs on Himalayas. When you choose a region, we’ll automatically map it to the right time zones and countries for you, and your job will appear in all the right searches. This gives employers more control over the candidates they attract and makes it easier for talent to find relevant remote jobs.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Pressing tab now adds the first element in a list when no element is highlighted
  • Job seekers who sign up but don’t complete their profile will receive a standardized remote jobs newsletter
  • Optimized delivery of images in blog posts, job descriptions, and company descriptions to improve loading time
  • Added CTAs throughout the site to encourage job seekers to sign up
  • Updated Ghost to the latest version
  • Moved the ability to add a new skill or market to the bottom of the dropdown
  • Rich text menu now hides on focus-out
  • Fixed issue where images overflowed in rich text fields
  • Fixed major issue causing rounded images to not work on Chrome
  • Fixed an issue where job form error messages were not visible
  • Fixed various styling issues on Chrome
November 17th, 2022

Himalayas for job seekers

Himalayas for job seekers

Himalayas for job seekers

Create a profile to highlight your skills, preferences, and experience and get personalized job recommendations in your inbox each week.
The more high-quality information you provide, the better chance you'll have of landing your dream role.
And we'll show your profile to top recruiters and companies who are searching for your specific skills.

Other fixes and improvements

  • You can select or upload a cover photo on your profile
  • After adding a new company, job seekers can add their logo by clicking on the placeholder image in the experience section
  • Improved onboarding for job seekers and employers
  • Improved consistency of line clamps across browsers
  • Various speed and mobility usability improvements like better catching
  • Improved suggested tags for job and company profiles
  • Improved heading recognition when pasting into rich text fields
  • Improved removal of white space when pasting into rich text fields
  • Added support for embedding Loom videos in rich text fields
September 10th, 2022

Improved job search experience

Improved job search experience

Improved job search experience

We’ve made a couple of quality of life improvements to our search pages. You’ll no longer lose your position when you head back to your search from a job post, which makes it easier to keep track of the jobs you have and haven’t looked at.
You’ll also notice page titles update dynamically based on your searches.

Updated terms and conditions / privacy policy to support job seeker accounts

We have updated our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to allow us to support users creating job seeker accounts. The changes went into effect on September 1, 2022 and continued use of the Himalayas services after September 1, 2022 are subject to the updated Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Month and year fields are now type to search
  • Month, year, and location fields in forms now show all options, even if a value is pre-filled
  • Hitting escape on your keyword no longer closes modals if the focus is on an input element
  • Fixed issue causing verified tick to not be displayed in some situations
  • Switched CTAs to gray
  • Added whitelist for 1-2 letter skills
August 16th, 2022

Job seeker account closed beta

Job seeker account closed beta

Job seeker account closed beta

We've released job seeker accounts in closed beta. Over the coming weeks, we'll be inviting people from the waitlist to create a free profile to highlight their skills, preferences, and experience, alongside salary expectations, working rights, and tech stack.
If you want to see what it'll look like check out Abi's or Jack's profile.
You can join the waitlist for the closed beta here.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Job seekers can now report jobs as expired
  • Improved design of social media icons
  • Improved design of navigation bar
  • Various security updates and improvement
June 6th, 2022

Remote jobs RSS and API + new home page

Remote jobs RSS and API + new home page

Remote jobs RSS feed and API

We’ve created a public RSS feed and API so anyone can get the latest listings from Himalayas.
Anyone can use them to backfill job boards with remote jobs or you can use our RSS feed to stay up to date with the most recent remote jobs without clogging your inbox or social feeds. You just need to add the URL to a content aggregator of your choice.
You can read more about each of them by clicking the relevant link below:

New home page

We’ve made a large improvement to our home page. It’s now easy to get to where you need to go regardless of whether you’re looking for a remote job or hiring remote talent. You can also see the latest roles posted to Himalayas on desktop and tablet.
Companies who are thinking about creating a company profile or posting a job will be pleased to see our “For employers” section which outlines how many job seekers we attract each month (over 80,000!) as well as the features that are available on their company profile for free!

Location-based pages for jobs and companies

We’ve added dedicated pages to make it easy to find remote jobs and companies in your country. For example, it’s simple to find remote jobs in the United States or remote companies in Australia. You’ll also notice that you can now filter remote companies by countries.

Discover jobs in specific markets

There are now dedicated pages designed to make finding jobs by market or industries much easier. For example, remote SaaS Jobs, remote web3 jobs, or remote cybersecurity jobs.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added Instagram link to company profile
  • Optimized blog images to improve Core Web Vitals
  • Improved search algorithm to prioritize whole-phrase matching over partial matches
  • Switched image optimization system to self-hosted system
  • Fixed issue where the page wouldn’t scroll to the top after selecting a new page
  • Improved algorithm for expiring jobs
  • Switched from Segment and June to PostHog
  • Improved apply by email workflow
  • Updated dependencies
  • Fixed issue where back button was redirecting to the first page
May 13th, 2022

New social sharing images

New social sharing images

New social sharing images

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks doing various design improvements and bug fixes. Our UI has been refined. We’ve also improved how our pages appear on social media to increase click-through rates and make it easier for people to see what the page is about.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed bug preventing draft pages from being previewed when no salary specified
  • Changed gray in our theme
  • Various security updates and improvements
  • Added company mission field to company edit page and companies database
  • Improved design and visibility of verification of companies
  • Re-added job skill/category suggestions and improved algorithm
  • Fixed issue causing banner links to not open in new tabs
  • Fixed issue causing people to be unable to create a new company if another company existed with the same name
  • Switched to using payment date rather than created date to order job cards
  • Updated design of company information and job information cards
April 6th, 2022

Himalayas for job seekers waitlist

Himalayas for job seekers waitlist

Himalayas for job seekers waitlist

We’re working hard on job seeker accounts. You’ll be able to create a profile to highlight your skills and preference and receive personalized job recommendations. We’ll even highlight your profile to top remote companies searching for your specific skills. So you can sit back and have companies reach out to you. All for free.

Significant performance improvements

We’ve significantly improved our site speed and infrastructure stability.
We now use Render's autoscaling feature to increase or decrease the number of services we run based on average CPU and/or memory utilization. Autoscaling means we can handle increased load automatically without overprovisioning services during periods of lower demand. As instances increase, Render evenly distributes network request traffic to the various services to ensure a faster and more consistent experience.
We also started leveraging Redis for caching. Redis is a fast, open-source, in-memory, key-value data store.
Redis data resides in memory, enabling low latency and high throughput data access. Unlike traditional databases, in-memory data stores don't require a trip to disk, reducing engine latency to microseconds.
Redis helps us support an order of magnitude more operations and faster response times for users. We use Render's Managed Redis product.
In addition to autoscaling and Redis, we invested in Cloudflare Pro to improve how we serve images. We use Cloudflare Polish for lossless image optimization and Cloudflare Mirage to accelerate image loading

Other fixes and improvements

  • Switched image hosting to S3
  • Updated pagination and breadcrumbs styling
  • Improved image quality on home page
  • Improved visibility of footer column headers
  • Changed highlight color on site
  • Fixed issue causing new invites to clear existing fields
  • Minor padding updates for 404/500 pages
  • Removed hover state on badges that don’t link to anywhere
  • Removed unnecessary pagination border on company jobs pages
  • Fixed issue causing internal error when previewing jobs
  • Prevented overscroll on dropdown lists in Chrome, Firefox and Edge
  • Saving a job as draft no longer counts as completing the ‘post a job’ task
  • Improved transition of filter slideover on mobile
  • Added empty states to dropdown lists and tech stack page
  • Skill, category, and market dropdown lists now allow you to select multiple items easily
  • Truncated long email addresses in Himalayas Recruit
March 17th, 2022

More filters and lazy loading for dropdowns

More filters and lazy loading for dropdowns

New filters to make it easier to find jobs and companies that fit your needs

If you’re looking for a remote job, you can now filter results by employee benefits and markets, alongside our existing time zone, country, company, salary, and type of work filters. These filters make it easy to find roles that match your needs and experience.
For example, you can now search for software engineering jobs with a 4-day workweek in the SaaS industry.
As part of this, we also improved the relevance of our job sorting algorithm.
If you’re researching remote companies, you can now filter by tech stack and employee benefits. This means you can easily find companies that use the tools and technology you love, with the employee benefits you need.
In addition to these improvements, we’ve removed the limit on our dropdown options and now lazy load suggestions as you scroll.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Switched image hosting to Cloudflare Images
  • Added applicantLocationRequirements to JobPosting schema
  • Added +X more button to tech stack summaries
  • Fixed bug causing work email to show instead of personal email in Himalayas Recruit
  • Transitioned Ghost to a headless CMS
  • Minor scaling optimizations
  • Added modal to crop non-square images
  • Minor padding, copy, and color improvements
  • Renamed tech stack category “Front Office” to “Marketing and Sales”
  • Renamed perk category “4-day work weeks (32h)” to “4-day workweeks”
February 23rd, 2022

Improvements to Himalayas Recruit

Improvements to Himalayas Recruit

We've made improvements to Himalayas Recruit

We’ve pushed out a significant improvement to Himalayas Recruit to improve company profile management and the job posting experience. Everything is now cleaner, faster, and more robust.
If you’re a user of Himalayas Recruit, you’ll see a progress indicator to show which steps you need to complete to finish your company profile, and you’ll also notice jobs can be saved as drafts and previewed before posting.
The final improvement we added is intelligent suggestions for skills, job categories, markets, and perks to make it even easier to manage your profile and post new jobs.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Masked application links to prevent scraping
  • Improved design of toast notifications
  • Added support for Google for Jobs indexing
  • Fixed issue causing salary filter to not work consistently with non-dollar currencies
  • Made modal transitions more consistent
  • Navigation no longer stutters on fade out in Chrome-based browsers
  • Improved heading hierarchy on the blog
  • Switched to US date format
December 15th, 2021

Employee benefits and perks

Employee benefits and perks

Discover employee benefits and perks at hundreds of remote companies

We’ve added employee benefits and perks to our remote company profiles. This makes it easy to see whether a company offers health insurance, flexible working hours, paid parental leave, and a number of other benefits to their employees.
We’ve already got over 300 companies with employee benefits and perks information, and we’re working hard to gather the information for the rest.
For example, you might be interested in the employee benefits and perks that Zapier, Percona, VEED.IO, Airteam, Remote, or Webflow offer.
If you’re a remote employer and want to attract more candidates, create a free remote company profile on Himalayas today and give job seekers insight into what it’s like to work at your company and what they’ll get beyond a paycheck.

New articles

We’ve published a lot of articles since our last update:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added support for embedding YouTube and Vimeo videos in job descriptions and company profiles
  • Dropdown menus now appear centered underneath their corresponding menu items
  • Added gray background to advice homepage header
  • Fixed issue causing OG images to not load properly on LinkedIn
  • Improved the relevance of featured blog posts
  • Modified sorting algorithm of our top companies list to include only active jobs
  • Updated padding on home page
  • Fixed issue causing incorrect heights on h1s, h2s, and h3s
  • Added a hover state to badges
  • Reduced lag on transition animations
  • Significantly improved rendering speed of HTML loaded via AJAX
  • Fixed issue causing perks icon to not update when editing a perk
  • Fixed styling bug of breadcrumbs on mobile devices
  • Limited perk descriptions to 200 characters
  • Noindexed query pages
  • Updated Ruby to v3
December 10th, 2021

Redesigned our blog to be more helpful to our readers

Redesigned our blog to be more helpful to our readers

Improved blog design

We’ve redesigned our blog to be more helpful to our readers. The goal is to make it the ultimate remote work resource by providing actionable advice to remote job seekers, employees, managers, and employers across a range of topics.
The best publications prioritize quality and depth over volume and breath, and we think readers deserve better than a reverse-chronological feed of posts.
The new design gives us more control over how we present and organize articles, creates a more consistent user experience, and lays the groundwork for future improvements.
You can now filter content by topic and intended audience in the left-hand sidebar, and next time you’re reading an article, you’ll notice a table of contents on the left-hand side that lets you jump to the parts of the post that matter most to you.
If you have any feedback about our new publication, please let us know.

New remote work articles

We’ve published a lot of articles since our last update:

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed issue causing multiple tabs to open on Safari when Cmd+T was pressed
  • Fixed bug where Read more buttons were not working on some browsers
  • Search filters now save after you view a job and press back
  • Switched linter to Trunk to simplify checking, testing, and merging of code
November 24th, 2021

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

We invested some time this week improving the filters for jobs. This included fixing a bug where the salary slider would not work on mobile, updating the copy from clear to select all on the Job Type filter, and improving the format of numbers on the filter slide over on mobile.

New remote work articles

We’ve published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed bug causing blog post to not show up on the homepage
  • Improved URL validation for LinkedIn URLs
  • Added Head of Remoteto job categories
  • Fixed issue causing images to be deleted when clicked on in company profile form
  • Removed incomplete companies from search suggestions
  • Polished the UI of the perks modal for employers
  • Company link on company profile form now opens in new tab.
  • Added new perks: Flexible working hours, disability insurance, fertility benefits, company retreat, and get paid in crypto.
November 16th, 2021

Autosave and faster forms

Autosave and faster forms

Autosave and faster forms

We spent the week continuing to improve the editing experience for company profiles. From now on your company profile will be automatically saved in the background while you edit it.
This means if you accidentally close the tab you won’t lose progress. You’ll also notice that forms submit without refreshing the page, which should make things feel faster.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed issue with overflowing lines in nav dropdown
  • Updated redirect for old stack URL
  • Removed incomplete companies from search autocomplete
  • Changed minimum job description to 100 words
  • Added placeholder text to rich text boxes
November 9th, 2021

Improvements to company profile management

Improvements to company profile management

Improvements to company profile management

We spent the week improving the experience of creating and editing company profiles. This included improving the tab navigation of the edit company form, enhancing frontend and backend validation for perks, and a few minor style improvements.
We’ll be introducing autosave to company profiles soon, which means if you accidentally close the tab when you’re creating or editing your company profile you won’t lose progress.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed caching bug causing new companies to not be found in dropdowns
  • Fixed issue causing JavaScript to not work on the changelog
  • Enhanced automated process for refreshing jobs and removing expired jobs
  • Fixed issue causing incorrect canonical link to be chosen on company profile and tech stack pages
November 3rd, 2021

Perks and benefits

Perks and benefits

Added support for benefits and perks for employers

Employers can now add benefits and perks to their company profiles to help attract remote talent. Adding benefits and perks is another way for companies to tell their story and shine a spotlight on their culture.
If you’re a remote employer, let your benefits and perks do the talking for you. A truly ideal candidate will be just as interested in your company’s values, benefits, and perks as they are in the job description and tech stack. Take the time to outline what it’s like to work at your company and what they’ll get beyond a paycheck.
Create your free remote company profile today and get candidates excited to work with you before you’ve even met.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added support for bumping jobs to top of search
  • Fixed issue causing employers to be unable to create a new company
  • Updated Elasticsearch to OpenSearch
  • Updated OG images for the changelog and homepage
  • Removed unverified hiring managers from job form
  • Updated autocomplete to work again on JavaScript elements
  • Fixed issue causing autocomplete to filter out companies with the same name
  • Added comma as a delimiter to numbers on the homepage
  • Changed background color of transparent images to white
  • Fixed incorrect chevron color in nav dropdown
October 27th, 2021

Search speed and accuracy improvements

Search speed and accuracy improvements

Speed improvements and more weighting to newer jobs

We’ve made significant progress this week optimizing the speed of the platform. Loading the homepage, searching for remote jobs, viewing individual jobs, and using our company profiles and tech stacks should be significantly faster. The speed improvements are really noticeable if you land on one of our skill- or job category-based pages, like pages on remote design jobs, remote developer jobs, or remote sales jobs.
A bunch of work went into this including improving our caching, lazy loading images, optimizing our search algorithm and image sizes, minimizing JavaScript requests, purging unnecessary CSS, and moving some tasks from synchronous to asynchronous.
We’ve also improved our search algorithm to place more weight on recently posted jobs, making it easier for you to be one of the first applicants.
If you have any feedback, please let us know.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed flicker on chevron on nav hover
  • Increased the clickable area in type to search results
  • Removed sticky sidebar on search pages
  • Fixed issue causing some employment types to be unselected when you pressed back in your browser
  • Fixed UI bug causing filter buttons to overflow outside the container